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Board Director Division 5 Vacancy

At the September 13, 2022, Regular Board Meeting, Director David Rosen noticed the Board of Directors with his resignation from the Board effective at the conclusion of the December 13, 2022 Board Meeting. As a result, a vacancy will exist for the position he occupied serving on the Board of Directors of the Arcata Fire Protection District in Division 5.

Yellow sticky on cork board reading Board Member Vacancy

In compliance with the Government Code and Health and Safety Code, the Board of Directors has chosen to appoint a successor to fill the pending vacancy. As this appointment will occur in the first half of the term of office, the appointee shall hold office until the next general district election. Should the appointee desire to continue, they must file candidacy for the November 2024 General Election.

Prospective candidates must reside and be a registered voter within the boundaries of Division 5 of the Arcata Fire Protection District. which encompasses the southern portion of the District, including the communities of Manila and Bayside. Additionally, it includes neighborhoods of Sunny Brae, the areas South of Samoa, and the southeast portion of downtown Arcata - see map). The Board intends to make its appointment at the January 2023 Board Meeting. 

Any person interested in being considered for appointment to this seat on the Board of Directors is asked to submit an application of qualifications. Forms are available at the District Headquarters or through the District website at

To complete an application, please use the following form fillable pdf, Division 5 Vacancy Application. Applications can be emailed to or mailed to the District Headquarters at 2149 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, CA 95519, or dropped off Monday – Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, closed for lunch.  The application deadline is November 18, 2022, at 4 p.m. – postmarks not accepted.

Questions concerning this appointment should be directed to the Clerk of the Board, at 825-2000.  The Board will consider all applicants at the December 13, 2022, Regular Board Meeting.

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